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Windows 7: Do I have a problem and if so what is it?

11 Jul 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey bludgard69,
I said that in reference to the side issues which were causing me much dismay. It wasn't so bad in june. I kill myself! Now to get back to the start problem and getting a definitive answer will allow me sleep soundly. I depend so much, on the kindness of strangers... Blanche DuBoise IIRC. Thanks for looking into it!!!
glennc


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11 Jul 2010   #22
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If you tick the box on a partition's Properties to compress files, they appear in blue/purple as shown:
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11 Jul 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I got it! I happened to be looking at the computer in computer where it shows you the usage bars of each hard drive. E: previously was almost 3/4 full. Now it was about a 1/4 full with pretty much the same files as before. Went into properties and found the compress files option checked. So I unchecked the option and it asked if I wanted to uncompress and I said yes. Much to my dismay. It is now about 1/4 fininshed uncompressing and got a long way to go. I canceled out and attempted to delete a compressed file, because I still have the originals on the C: drive, no luck. Now I don't know if I trust tons of compressed jpeg files and iso's. Gonna wait for it to decompress, delete them and now that the drive properties are uncompressed I should be good to go.
I have an important question. After I copied prior to figuring out, I rebooted. Now there is a compressed System Volume Information file. What do I have to do, delete it or leave it in its uncompressed state. Eagerly, with butterflies in my stomach awaiting one of you fine Gentlemen's answer!!!
Why would it do that, compress my files and the recycle.bin. It didn't ask me or advise me that is was planning on doing that. I know I didn't miss any boxes to tick or untick.
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11 Jul 2010   #24

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
...Why would it do that, compress my files and the recycle.bin. It didn't ask me or advise me that is was planning on doing that. I know I didn't miss any boxes to tick or untick.
glennc
I've never seen that happen without user input. The only thing I could mention (as a wild guess) is that your mouse might have "Snap To" (see attachment) enabled and a click snuck in on you accidentally. We've all done it.

Since the new drive does not contain your system (Windows) or any data you care about you can easily fix this from Disk Management within Windows. I'd delete the volume (make sure you pick the right one!), then create a new one and format it again.

Take it S-L-O-W and double-check everything as you go along.


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11 Jul 2010   #25
Microsoft MVP

 

Since you still have all of the original files on the C drive (correct?) I'd delete the partition and recreate it in Disk Management as Prof suggests, then copy the files over again.

You might have damaged some of the files by interrupting the unzipping.

Make sure the Properties box for the new partition has the compress box unticked.

System Volume Information will be recreated along with the new partition. Afterwards, hide your Hidden and Protected System files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View.

I wonder if you might not realize it when you are ticking boxes or choosing risky options. Yesterday when you were trying to Extend a partition in Disk Management, you instead chose to convert it to a Dynamic Disk. Best to limit your actions to only exactly what you want to do at the moment, nothing else. If you have any questions, ask here.
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11 Jul 2010   #26

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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Finally does anyone recognize a folder called _SYNCAPP???
glennc
Hi glenn........only after doing a google search.

At some point in time, have you used a program called Allway Sync: Free File Synchronization, Backup, Data Replication, PC Sync Software, Freeware, File Sync, Data Synchronization Software
It may still reside in your backup if that's where you are seeing it.


'Bout a third of the way down on this page:
Allway Sync: Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the "_SYNCAPP" folder that has appeared on my drives? This folder contains the synchronization database that is required for properalgorithm function without user assistance.
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11 Jul 2010   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ah, Gentlemen. Thank you kindly. Will do.

profdlp, unless it accidently slipped in and changed it back to off, it wasn't that, that caused it. You are very very good men.
glennc
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11 Jul 2010   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Anak,
Thanks for joining the party. Its kind of you to find that out. Yes I had allway synch. Don't use it. You have given me the freedom to delete that folder. Appreciate your time and assistance. Take care Sir!
glennc
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11 Jul 2010   #29

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11 Jul 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey theog,
It looked just like that "double checked" this time. Using format in DM it ran and I just now rebooted. The drive came up saying local drive. When I clicked on it, the ubiquitous device popped up a "Disk must be formatted' so I said yes again that I want to. Will be back in about an hour or so....
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